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Masters Historic Festival: One month to go!

Friday, April 28 2017

The Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit will reverberate with the classic sound of Formula One when the Masters Historic Festival returns a month from now (27-28 May), with two days of action featuring cars from motor racing's golden past. Racing will be headlined by the FIA Masters Historic F1 Championship, with support from sports car, touring car, and single-seater races.

This year's Masters Festival will double up as a 50th anniversary celebration for F1's most successful engines - the Cosworth DFV - with special displays and demonstrations featuring star cars powered by the iconic power unit. This will include the 1967 Lotus 49 which was driven to victory by Jim Clark in that season's Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort - the first such success for a DFV-powered car.

DFV-powered cars will take centre stage on the race programme too, with many of the cars appearing in the FIA Masters F1 races propelled by variations of Cosworth's dominant engine. Machines from the '70s and '80s will star in two races on a classic circuit which has changed little since they were raced in-period.

Star cars from marques such as Williams, Lotus, and Tyrrell are expected to appear, resplendent in their famous liveries to recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of another time, when Brands Hatch was frequently home to the UK's biggest motor race.

It won't just be about the F1 however, with stunning sports cars from the '60s and '70s taking to the track in a recreation of the Kent venue's famous sports car races of yore. Mouth-watering examples of the Lola T70 and Ford GT40 are expected to be the cars of choice in a field brimming with the flavours of Le Mans.

Other highlights will include contests for 1960s touring cars as diminutive British favourites do their best to take on the might of America's biggest saloon cars, whilst there will be a healthy line-up of supporting GT and single-seater races too.

Tickets for the Masters Historic Festival at Brands Hatch on 27-28 May are £23 in advance with free entry for under-13s. For more information, please call 0843 453 9000 or click here to book now!